Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

KFTC promises to increase scrutiny of digital platforms following Kakao disruption

Korea’s competition watchdog has prepared a roadmap to improve competition in the online platform market after a fire at domestic technology giant Kakao’s data centre caused major service disruptions and highlighted the company’s dominance.

24 October 2022

Google hit with €165 million fine and behavioural remedies in India for Android abuse

The Competition Commission of India has provisionally fined Google €165 million for abusing its dominance over its Android mobile ecosystem and ordered the technology giant to adhere to a suite of behavioural remedies.

21 October 2022

CCI fines two-sided platform and hotel chain €48 million in landmark decision

India’s competition watchdog has fined MakeMyTrip for imposing price parity clauses on accommodation providers and entering into an illegal agreement with a major hotel chain to delist rivals, in one of the agency’s first infringement decisions in the multisided platform sector.

20 October 2022

New Zealand publishes draft guidance on new misuse of market power rules

New Zealand’s competition watchdog has published draft guidance on upcoming changes to the country’s misuse of market power rules, which include a new effects test and an authorisation process for conduct that leads to substantial public benefit.

19 October 2022

Indian Supreme Court forces WhatsApp to face abuse probe over 2021 privacy update

India’s top court has dismissed WhatsApp’s appeal against a decision forcing it to face a full abuse of dominance investigation by the country’s antitrust watchdog over last year's privacy policy update.

18 October 2022

Spain issues rare fine under competition rules for consumer deception

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has fined renewable energy producer Audax €9.2 million for breaking the country’s competition law by deceiving consumers into switching providers.

17 October 2022

Sports data and betting companies settle litigation during CAT trial

Sportradar has settled its competition law claims against three sports data and betting companies, bringing an end to a trial that started last week before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal.

11 October 2022

India expands Google news publishing probe

India’s antitrust watchdog has expanded an existing 10-month-old investigation into Google, following a new complaint against the company for allegedly abusing its dominance by imposing unfair terms on news publishers.

10 October 2022

French court cuts record €1.1 billion Apple fine

An appellate court in Paris has slashed a landmark €1.1 billion fine levied against Apple by France’s Competition Authority, reducing the penalty to €371.6 million because the agency used the wrong calculation method and failed to substantiate price-fixing allegations.

07 October 2022

Court of Appeal upholds summary judgment denial in UK interchange fee claims

A UK appellate court has rejected an appeal by over 680 merchants seeking summary judgment in their interchange fee claims against Visa and Mastercard, ruling that the country’s specialist competition tribunal did not contradict previous precedent when rejecting the application.

05 October 2022

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